China has deployed new bombers and fighter jets in the South China Sea amid border tensions with India.
Vietnam’s neighbor in the South China Sea, Vietnam, has sought India’s help in the matter.
In a meeting with Indian Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringler, Vietnam’s Ambassador to the country, Fame San Chou, expressed concern.
A statement from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said Hanoi had raised the issue of “Chinese aggression” with the Vietnamese ambassador during a meeting with Schringler in New Delhi. At the same time, Fam San Chou agreed to forge a strategic friendship with India.
Earlier this month, China deployed H-6J bombers to Woody Island, the largest island in the disputed Paracel Islands.
The move is aimed at curbing US aircraft carriers in the area.
Vietnam is also one of the claimants of the Paracel Islands. They have strongly protested China’s move.
Vietnam has sought India’s help in extracting gas and coal blocks off the coast of the South China Sea. At the same time, the country wants to strengthen its friendship with New Delhi in the military field.2021-05-04 17:12:00